One of the important areas of work for the Women’s Fund in Armenia is working with teenage girls, encouraging their thoughts and ideas, and creating opportunities for them to carry out their ideas. The Fund is raising funds to make the process of providing opportunities to adolescents continuous. By joining the fundraiser, you can help us give Armenian girls the future they deserve.
Below you can get acquainted with the programs and initiatives that have been implemented so far by our teenage girls with the financial support of the Women’s Fund Armenia.
Yelena Sargsyan – “Me and My Rights” training sessions
Elena Sargsyan, a journalist by profession, conducted a training sessions entitled “Me and My Rights” for teenage girls from Tashir and neighboring communities. During the training the participating girls learned about their rights, exchanged opinions, shared their stories. As a result of the initiative, a blog platform has been created, where girls make notes on topics that concern them. You can access the Facebook page of the initiative here.
Lilit Palyan – a feminist board game
Lilit and her friend Hasmik designed and created a feminist board game for girls. The game is called “Wo.” It contains 90 types of 90 playing cards. To learn more about the game, you can follow it here: «Wo/ՎՈՒ»
Anush Margaryan – Laboratory equipments for school
Anush’s idea was to purchase laboratory equipment for her school in the village of Avshar, Ararat region, thus encouraging girls to engage in natural sciences. The aim of this initiative was to motivate and inspire girls. We hope that will be the case.
Nara Stepanyan – Creating her own brand of carpets
Naran is from Aghavnavank village of Tavush region. She is engaged in carpet weaving, makes beautiful souvenirs. She also received support from the Women’s Fund in Armenia to develop her small initiative. As a result, the renovation of her small shop is underway, the business cards of her brand, Shaln, are ready. You can follow Nara’s work on the brand page: Shaln.
Sirusho Davtyan – Creating of a feminist room at school
Sirusho and her friends are from Mets Masrik village of Gegharkunik region, which has now become a border village. The idea of the girls was to have a special room in the school of their village, which would be open to all the girls, where meetings, discussions, non-formal education courses with topics of interest would be held. The classroom is ready and serves the needs of the girls.
Anahit Ghazaryan – Informative posters on women
Anahit expressed an idea to transform the bus stops in her community, Azatan village, Shirak region, by replacing boring posters with informational posters about famous Armenian women. The goal was to encourage other women and girls to pursue their dreams, to be brave and self-confident, to believe in their own strengths. You can get acquainted with the resultof her work below:
Lyudmila Shirvanyan – creation of a feminist corner at school
Lyudmila և her friends are from Mets Ayrum community of Lori region. Their idea was to create a feminist corner in their village school – talking walls that tell the stories of women, as well as contain feminist literature. You can see the result of the project below.
Karine Bakoyan – A PSA video on the importance of the right to education
Karine is from the Yezidi community. One of the issues bothering her is that Yezidi girls get married at an early age and are deprived of access to education. Karine’s dream was to become an artist, which she portrayed in this video about the importance of the girls’ education.
Elen Maritrosyan – “War through my eyes” exhibition
Ellen is from Artsakh, a painter by profession. With the support of the Women’s Fund Armenia, she organized an exhibition-sale entitled “War through My Eyes” at the Martiros Saryan House-Museum on February 7-12, 2021. The works of young artists were presented in the exhibition. Below you can see photos from the days of the show.
Julieta Grigroyan – Shooting of a short film called “Mirror”
Juliet is interested in acting and directing. Her idea was to make a short film that would depict the positive perception of the body, encourage girls to love themselves and their bodies. A very interesting and powerful message is transferred through her short film, which you can watch below.
Ani Petrosyan – Girlopolis Hackathon for girls in Armenia
Ani 16 years old and is engaged in programming. Her idea was to organize a hackathon for girls for the first time in Armenia. The hackathon took place on March 5-7, bringing together girls involved in IT to encourage their ideas and provide them with additional skills. The goal of the project was to create a community of girls / women interested in IT and business, where girls should help and encourage each other. The program brought together 50 girls who were divided in 10 groups to work on their startup ideas, and in total about 300 girls applied to participate in the hackathon.
Lala Mkrtchyan – A multimedia material about successful women in IT
Lala is also interested in IT, particularly in data science. The aim of her project was to promote the involvement of girls in the field of information technology, to inspire them with the examples of already successful women. You can get acquainted with the results of her project here.
Astghik Hovhannesov – Placing posters about the ideology of feminism in the rural communities of Ararat region
Astghik is interested in feminism and wants to change people’s misconceptions about the movement. That’s why she had the idea to make posters explaining the essence of feminism and distribute them in the rural communities of her region. Here are the results of her initiative.
Nelly Margaryan – A publication of teenage girls’ works
Nelly and her friends are interested in literature, they love to write. They hold regular meetings, discuss literary works, read excerpts from what they have written. The goal of the girls is to publish a collection of their works with the support of the Women’s Fund Armenia.